Solutions for homeowners to better enjoy more convienent and efficient healthy indoor living.
Better living today and tomorrow. Panasonic has a rich history of creating products for a better home life. We offer a wide range of solutions for both inside and outside the house that help homeowners enjoy more convenient, efficient and environmentally responsible lives. For the next generation of health conscious consumers, wellness starts at home, literally, as increasingly more people look to get their living spaces in shape.
Think good indoor air quality (IAQ). Non toxic building materials. A healthy dose of sunlight. Leaders in the home and building sector are sharpening their business strategy to meet the growing demand for healthy homes. Read on for industry tips to become a healthy home pro.
Consumers want air quality and comfort Eco Pulse reports that 66% of Millennials are concerned about indoor air quality, and rightfully so. In a single year, a six room house collects an average of 40 pounds of dust which can be laced with up to 45 toxic chemicals, according to the EPA. And we spend nearly 90% of our time indoors, where pollutants can be 2-5 times higher than outdoor levels.
Survey respondents cited “making my home healthier/safer” as one of the top two reasons for spending money on their home. Forward-looking home builders and remodelers see the opportunity, and the NAHB reports that 83% believe consumers will pay more for homes that are healthier. What healthy home pros know The best way to get potential homeowners on board is to educate them – and your sub contractors – on all the components that make up a home’s health imprint, from HVAC and building materials to water filtration, windows and siding.
Comprehending how the whole home works as a system is essential to making it perform better. The trend towards energy-efficient, sustainable building brings more opportunities to discuss home health, but also brings misconceptions. For instance, as homes are built more tightly to be more energy efficient, there is an unintended consequence of poor IAQ. Yet some homeowners focus solely on the IAQ aspect, then choose flooring or other finishes that give off toxins, counteracting the whole ventilation system they paid money to install.
Want to be seen as a healthy home expert? Then take steps to become one:
• Research the latest building products
• Take a workshop on home performance
• Tap online resources like the Healthy Building Network, the EPA and the Indoor Air Quality Association. Many contractors are readdressing the types of products th+B8ey use to better serve the healthy home market, opting for low or no VOC paint, formaldehyde-free building materials and vent fans designed to meet new industry standards in installed performance.